CE/CME No: CR-1308
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• Explain the etiology of herpes zoster infection (HZ), typical and atypical clinical presentation, and diagnostic confirmation, when needed.
• Describe treatment interventions for acute HZ infection, including topical measures, use of antiviral agents, and pain management options.
• Discuss complications of HZ infection, including risk factors and prevention.
• Explain risks, benefits, contraindications, and other considerations for vaccination use to prevent HZ in at-risk adults.
Emily Jacobsen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and in the Division of Physician Assistant Education at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon; she is a practicing Physician Assistant at OHSU Family Medicine at Richmond in Portland. Claire E. Hull is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and in the Division of Physician Assistant Education at OHSU.
The authors have no significant financial relationships to disclose.
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